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a combining form meaning “nose,” used in the formation of compound words:
Origin of naso-
< Latin nās(us) nose + -o- Unabridged
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Historical Examples
  • A mighty man thou art, naso, yet is a man not mighty who doth stoop like thee: naso thou art mighty—and pathic.

    The Carmina of Caius Valerius Catullus Caius Valerius Catullus
  • "I declare for the edict," exclaimed with energy the truculent naso.

    Valeria William Henry Withrow
  • "As you please, my dainty youth," answered naso, with his characteristic gesture of clutching his sword.

    Valeria William Henry Withrow
  • "Well, give your screw another turn," said naso with a hideous chuckle.

    Valeria William Henry Withrow
  • The Bishop amused himself and Coley by saying, as he hung a fishhook on this man's nose-hook, 'naso suspendis adunco.'

    Life of John Coleridge Patteson Charlotte M. Yonge
  • "Welcome, good naso," exclaimed Fausta, as the Prefect of the city was ushered into the room.

    Valeria William Henry Withrow
  • At this juncture a commotion was observed about the door, and naso, the Prefect, came forth and looked haughtily around.

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  • naso candentibus forcipibus abrepto, iisdemque brachio utroque ipsisque mammis crudelissime perustis.

  • "Madam, he dare not," exclaimed naso, with his characteristic gesture of clenching his hand as if grasping his sword.

    Valeria William Henry Withrow
  • Didst thou not know that tragedy is the most serious of all compositions, as naso says?

British Dictionary definitions for naso


combining form
nose: nasopharynx
Word Origin
from Latin nāsus nose
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naso in Medicine

naso- pref.
Nose: nasopharynx.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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